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Does ‘it is not in heaven’ imply that we ought not hope for further words from Heaven in this life?

I am struggling to understand the implications of Devarim 30:11-14. I have taken the words ‘it is not in heaven’ to mean that the ‘full counsel’ of HaShem is down here, in the Tanakh, and that one ...
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Interpretations of (pseudo)hallucinations vis a vis the Talmud’s interpretations of dreams

The Talmud (last chapter of Berachot, 55a ff.) contains a long treatment interpreting various visions one may experience “בחלום” (in a dream). If when under the influence of a psychoactive drug an ...
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Source for the Arizal identifying many unmarked graves of legendary Jewish figures?

I remember learning that many of the famous gravesites in Israel- the Rambam, Dan of the 12 tribes, Rav Shimon Bar Yochai, Ruth from Megillas Ruth (not necessarily these exact ones, just giving ...
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Aside from the Arizal has anybody else been able to identify an unknown grave through supernatural means?

It’s said that many of the Kevarim in Tzfas were unknown until the Ari used Ruach Hakodesh to identify them. Has anybody else before or since been able to do this or was he the first & only?
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Is it correct to trust one's intuition?

Please provide some Torah-based perspectives on the topic of how appropriate and/or advisable it is for a regular Jew in this day and age to listen to his instincts, e.g. about practical matters ...
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Ruach haKodesh and Shekinah?

What is the difference between Ruach haKodesh and Shekinah? Is there a difference between the two concepts or are they exactly the same?
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Source for parents having ruach hakodesh when naming a child?

I remember hearing that parents have Ruach Hakodesh when choosing a name for their child. What's the source for this idea? And do the sources discuss what this actually means? (If a parent gives a ...
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Proof of Divine Inspiration in Megillas Esther

The Talmud (Megillah 7a) tries to prove that Megillas Esther was composed with Divine Inspiration: It has been taught: R. Eleazar said: Esther was composed under the inspiration of the holy ...
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What is the Jewish understanding of the Holy Spirit? [closed]

Christians believe in the Holy Spirit. They believe that the Holy Spirit is the third hypostasis of the Trinity, and is thus 100% God. What Christians called the "New Testament" talks about the Holy ...